Monday, January 8, 2007
The past few days have been a newscaster's dream come true. On Sunday, the Port of Miami had a "miscommunication" problem that involved Homeland Security, FBI, and local police. This morning, New Yorkers noticed an odor similar to gas. That got Con Ed, Police, and Fire out, the mayor even held a news conference. New Jersey blamed New York and New York blamed New Jersey. Then this afternoon, the Port of Miami came back into the news with a container that tested positive for explosives and was detonated, and Texas not to be outdone had a chemical leak or fire, I'm not sure which. All of these stories were real "breaking news". Usually, "breaking news" is something small and can usually wait until the hour, today there was real news, and, of course, all the conspiracy theorists have been having a field day.